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Zebedee

[zeb-i-dee] /ˈzɛb ɪˌdi/
noun
1.
the father of the apostles James and John. Matt. 4:21.
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  • Nevertheless, when Zebedee arrived on the moor, her brightness faded.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • He dropped in on Zebedee Mayo, owner of the big house on the slope of the hill.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If you had not come for me, I would have been in Richmond by this time and poor old Zebedee disgraced for life.

  • Fast as he drove, Captain Zebedee Mayo got there ahead of him.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • John and Rupert and Zebedee and Daniel, all these—no one has spoken roughly to us.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • Hystaspas is rather like the sons of Zebedee or the elder brother of the Prodigal.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Her mental confusion cleared itself and, concentrating her powers on him, she tried not to think of Zebedee.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  • But I rather prefer, myself, the Boanerges, the two sons of Zebedee.

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  • I hugged the road and kept it, while Zebedee hurled defiance at our pursuers.

  • It'll do him good, and I want Zebedee to have a chance of lecturing you.

    Moor Fires E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
British Dictionary definitions for Zebedee

Zebedee

/ˈzɛbɪˌdiː/
noun
1.
(New Testament) the father of the apostles James and John (Matthew 4:21)
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Zebedee in the Bible

a Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (q.v.), and the father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples (Matt. 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). He seems to have been a man of some position in Capernaum, for he had two boats (Luke 5:4) and "hired servants" (Mark 1:20) of his own. No mention is made of him after the call of his two sons by Jesus.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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